Today’s photo a day prompt was:
I must say this photo a day thing keeps me thinking. Today I had a really good idea with absolutely no time to execute it. So I kept looking and looking for hat pictures. I came up pretty short and finally settled on snoods pics.
How do you find inspiration for photo a day?
(Thanks to Sophie and Subie for being such good sports and posing for photo’s with the crazy sombrero!)
Early this morning we lost one of our favorite 4legged friends. Levi was a our friends’ heart dog and we’ll miss him. My heart goes out to his mom and family.
As each one does, this loss has me thinking of the ones I’ve loved and lost. As a sort of tribute to the wonderful heart dog Levi was I want to share my lost heart dogs here. Each dog has their own lessons for us. Some get into our hearts more than others, but all stay with us forever. My aim is to take what each of these dogs has taught me and use it to be a better dog mom, trainer and teacher. In that way they stay alive with me even though they are gone in the today.
I have to give Summit, our Alaskan Malamute a mention even though I don’t have access to a photo today. The lessons he gave me were some of the hardest and most valuable of any dog I’ve ever had.
Have you lost a heart dog? Give them a mention here and if you want say a bit about what made them so special. . .
When you can’t remove someone’s pain, sometimes all you can do is sit in the space the other is in and keep them company. Let’s all keep each other company in this space of loss. Thanks everyone.
Since was all serious business and ranting around here last week I thought I’d let the Monkey’s lighten the mood by FINALLY posting thank you pics of them in their Embee Cavaliers’ snoods.
We think snoods are just an evil conspiracy to humiliate all Cavaliers!
Snoods may not be good, but the foods you get wearing a snood is liplickin' goooood!
When I first saw snoods I though I would never use such a humiliating torture device on my Cav’s.Then I actually got a Cav and learned how much grooming is involved and now I’m very thankful Mary Beth was generous enough to give each of my pups a snood in her giveaway. More on my grooming woes later, but suffice it to say if you don’t want to spend hours each week cleaning bits of goopy dried food of all sorts out of Cavalier ears you’ll want to invest in an Embee Cavalier snood. Trust me it’s worth it.
I thought about doing a whole bit on desensitization of the snood before you put it on. I have to admit I haven’t done it myself and chose the lazy trainers route of just putting it on and letting the yumminess of whatever sloppy, messy, and thus yummy to them, food I give them do the work for me. Magnus of course still doesn’t love it. He basically doesn’t love anything resembling handling, or clothes, or harnesses, but he does love the num yums he gets when I put it on so I think his association with it is will be okay over time.
So after all this blah blah blahing let me get to the point and say THANKS Mary Beth, I love their snoods!
Magnus doesn’t think I should be able to post anymore humiliating pictures of him after last weeks Speaking of Dog’s where he made his newspaper debut as a but sniffer, but a little humialtion for the greater good of comic relief is okay so I didn’t listen and now you all get to see how cute they look in their little “bonnets”. Thanks again Embee! You guys are the best!
Two of our best 4legged friends, Rupert and Gambit, are moving to a land far, far away. As a tribute and a goodbye, I thought we’d share with you what awesome boys they are. We’ll miss you boys and your 2legged family too!